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Thomas, Nelson named to All-Big East team
November 23, 2010By Charles Alston of Rocky Mount High School
RMHS' Mackenzie Warner was an honorable mention selection. Thomas and Nelson made the state tournament as a doubles team, but fell in the quarterfinals.
Nash Central sophomore Randi Price has been voted the 2010 Big East Conference's Girls Tennis Player of the Year by the league's coaches for the second year in a row. Price was also awarded the honor as a freshman while playing at Northern Nash.
Price, who claimed the league's singles title and advanced to state playoff action in Burlington, was the rock behind which a Bulldog team that claimed their first-ever conference championship.
She is joined on the 13-member squad by teammates Kaley Price (sister), Lizzie Eakin and Dana Kelly.
Others named to the first team were: Northern Nash's Emily Moedl and Kaite Beeman, Wilson Fike's Meredith Pruden, Mallory Short and Sarah Flynn, Wilson Hunt's Aly Jones and Southern Nash's Casey Strickland. Pruden and Short were both four-time first-team all-conference selections.
Making the honorable mention team were Annah-Claire Summerlin (Wilson Fike), Kelsey Lineberger (Wilson Hunt), Karla Flores (Southern Nash), Caley Bass (Nash Central), Mackenzie Warner (Rocky Mount) and Sarah Hinson (Northern Nash).
Nash Central's Susan McCarthy was named Conference Champion Coach.
2010 Big East All-Conference Girls Tennis Team
Randi Price, Nash Central
Kaley Price, Nash Central
Lizzie Eakin, Nash Central
Dana Kelly, Nash Central
Lindsay Thomas, Rocky Mount
Caroline Nelson, Rocky Mount
Katie Beeman, Northern Nash
Emily Moedl, Northern Nash
Casey Strickland, Southern Nash
Aly Jones, Wilson Hunt
Meredith Pruden, Wilson Fike
Mallory Short, Wilson Fike
Sarah Flinn, Wilson Fike
Player of the Year - Randi Price, Nash Central
Conference Champion Coach - Susan McCarthy, Nash Central